Posts tagged “Antjie Krog”
April 18, 2013
Join acclaimed South African poet Antjie Krog and guest poets to celebrate the publication of Antjie’s first collection of poetry published in North America, Skinned.
Thursday, April 18th at 6:30pm
Seven Stories Press
140 Watts Street (between Greenwich and Washington St)
New York, NY 10013
A, C, E, 1 to Canal Street
Antjie Krog has long been considered one of the most important poetic voices of contemporary South Africa. Her language beautifully evokes the passion, pride, anger, and confusion felt for her homeland and its complex history. Skinned, which gathers poems from ten of Krog’s published collections over a span of thirty years, is a one-of-a-kind collection representing her entire career as a poet. It is Krog’s first volume to be published in North America and features poems newly translated into English and unpublished until now.
As Antjie Krog says in her introduction,
“Three themes have fingerprinted my work for four decades: politics and the land, family and love, and the being-ness of the poet.